Mallacoota - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mallacoota


Renewed fire threat sparks exodus to Australian cities

Jan 03, 2020 - 11:41 PM

Conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under renewed criticism for his handling of the crisis

EVACUATION. This handout photo taken on January 3, 2020 and released by the Royal Australian Navy shows people being evacuated from Mallacoota, Victoria state on a landing craft to MV Sycamore, during bushfire relief efforts. AFP PHOTO/ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

Military evacuates fire-hit Australian town

Jan 03, 2020 - 2:30 PM

A navy landing craft from the HMAS Choules docks in the town of Mallacoota, where residents trapped on the foreshore since New Year's Eve clamber aboard with family, pets and a few belongings

This handout photo taken on January 2, 2020 and released by the Royal Australian Navy shows HMAS Choules sailing off the coast of Mallacoota, Victoria state to assist in bushfire relief efforts. Australia ordered residents and tourists out of the path of raging bushfires on January 2 as the country braced for a weekend heatwave expected to fan the deadly inferno. Helen FRANK / ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY / AFP

Thousands trapped on Australia beach encircled by fire

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:32 AM

As many as 4,000 people are trapped on the foreshore of the encircled seaside town of Mallacoota, as smoke turned day to night and the authorities said nearby fires were causing extreme thunderstorms and 'ember attacks'

AUSTRALIA FIRE. A helicopter dumps water on a bushfire in the outer suburbs of Melbourne on December 30, 2019. Photo by
William West / AFP